Issues & Policy Briefs
Medicaid Policy Briefs
The Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF), in collaboration with the Jessie Ball DuPont Fund, financially supported a series of educational briefs focused on proposed changes to Florida’s Medicaid program. The briefs are authored by the Georgetown Health Policy Institute and are designed to help educate and inform consumers, stakeholders and policy-makers on the issues involved in Medicaid reform.
Released in December 2013
Released in October 2013
Florida’s Medicaid Choice: Understanding Implications of Supreme Court Ruling on Affordable Health Care Act
Released in November 2012
Released in January 2012
Released in December 2011
Released in December 2011
In an effort to educate consumers, stakeholders and policy-makers on the issues involved in Medicaid reform underway in Florida in 2004 and 2005, the Foundation commissioned a series of policy briefs designed to shed light on the impact of various proposed changes. Part of a series called “Florida’s Health at Risk,” the briefs were authored by the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute. The briefs were designed to spark a thoughtful public discussion on the best ways to improve Medicaid funding.
Released in April 2004
Released in July 2004
Released in March 2005
Released in June 2005
Released in September 2005
Other Issue Briefs
Children’s Health Coverage Brief
Children’s Health Coverage in Florida: Fewer Uninsured But Challenges Lie Ahead
The Florida Philanthropic Network and its Florida Health Funders member affinity group, with support from the Winter Park Health Foundation and the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, commissioned this brief to examine the state of children’s health coverage in Florida in 2014.
Authored by the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, the brief provides a demographic profile for and the current number of uninsured Florida Children. It also discusses the impact of the Affordable Care Act on uninsured children, and it lists potential policy changes to reduce their numbers.
Please click here to download the brief as a PDF.
Florida’s Volunteers: The Driving Force for Senior Mobility—Identifying Barriers and Enabling Change
Florida volunteers play a key role in helping provide affordable transportation alternatives for the state’s growing number of older adults, but conflicting Florida statutes and the resulting lack of liability protection can discourage potential volunteers, according to this issue brief released in December 2006 by the Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF).
The publication, Florida’s Volunteers: The Driving Force for Senior Mobility—Identifying Barriers and Enabling Change, was produced by WPHF in an effort to educate consumers, stakeholders and policy makers on the challenges involved in using volunteer drivers in Florida, and to spark a thoughtful public discussion on ways to overcome existing obstacles.
The brief is available as a PDF to be downloaded here.